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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 lives of AN ACT relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; providing penalties. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTIONA1.AA(a)AAThe findings indicate that: (1)AAsubstantial medical evidence recognizes that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain by not later than 20 weeks after fertilization; (2)AAthe state has a compelling state interest in

protecting the lives of unborn children from the stage at which substantial medical evidence indicates that these children are

capable of feeling pain; (3)AAthe compelling state interest in protecting the unborn children indicates from that the an stage unborn at which is substantial capable of

medical

evidence

child

feeling pain is intended to be separate from and independent of the compelling state interest in protecting the lives of unborn

children from the stage of viability, and neither state interest is intended to replace the other; and (4)AArestricting elective abortions at or later than 20 weeks post-fertilization, as provided by this Act, does not impose an undue burden or a substantial obstacle on a woman s ability to have an abortion because: (A)AAthe woman has adequate time to decide whether

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H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 necessary to to have an abortion in the first 20 weeks after fertilization; and (B)AAthis Act does not apply to abortions that are avert the death or substantial and irreversible

physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman or abortions that are performed on unborn children with

severe fetal abnormalities. (b)AAThe legislature intends that every application of this statute to every individual woman shall be severable from each other. In the unexpected event that the application of this statute

is found to impose an impermissible undue burden on any pregnant woman or group of pregnant women, the application of the statute to those women shall be severed from the remaining applications of the statute that do not impose an undue burden, and those remaining applications shall remain in force and unaffected, consistent with Section 10 of this Act. SECTIONA2.AASubchapter A, Chapter 171, Health and Safety

Code, is amended by adding Section 171.0031 to read as follows: Sec.A171.0031.AAREQUIREMENTS OF PHYSICIAN; OFFENSE. physician performing or inducing an abortion: (1)AAmust, on the date the abortion is performed or induced, have active admitting privileges at a hospital that: (A)AAis located not further than 30 miles from the location at which the abortion is performed or induced; and (B)AAprovides obstetrical or gynecological health care services; and (2)AAshall provide the pregnant woman with: (A)AAa telephone number by which the pregnant (a)AAA

H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 woman may reach the physician, or other health care personnel

employed by the physician or by the facility at which the abortion was performed or induced 24 hours with a access to to the woman s relevant for any

medical

records,

day

request

assistance

complications that arise from the performance or induction of the abortion or ask health-related questions regarding the abortion; and (B)AAthe name and telephone number of the nearest hospital to the home of the pregnant woman at which an emergency arising from the abortion would be treated. (b)AAA offense. physician who violates Subsection (a) commits an

An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor

punishable by a fine only, not to exceed $4,000. SECTIONA3.AAChapter 171, Health and Safety Code, is amended by adding Subchapters C and D to read as follows: SUBCHAPTERAC.AAABORTION PROHIBITED AT OR AFTER 20 WEEKS POST-FERTILIZATION Sec.A171.041.AASHORT TITLE. the Preborn Pain Act. Sec.A171.042.AADEFINITIONS. In this subchapter: age" means the age of the This subchapter may be cited as

(1)AA"Post-fertilization

unborn child as calculated from the fusion of a human spermatozoon with a human ovum. (2)AA"Severe fetal abnormality" has the meaning

assigned by Section 285.202. Sec.A171.043.AADETERMINATION REQUIRED. Except as otherwise OF POST-FERTILIZATION by Section AGE a

provided

171.046,

H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 a physician may not perform or induce or attempt to perform or induce an abortion without, prior to the procedure: (1)AAmaking a determination of the probable

post-fertilization age of the unborn child; or (2)AApossessing and relying on a determination of the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child made by another physician. Sec.A171.044.AAABORTION OF UNBORN CHILD OF 20 OR MORE WEEKS POST-FERTILIZATION AGE PROHIBITED. Except as otherwise provided by

Section 171.046, a person may not perform or induce or attempt to perform or induce an abortion on a woman if it has been determined, by the physician performing, inducing, or attempting to perform or induce the abortion or by another physician on whose determination that physician relies, that the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 or more weeks. Sec.A171.045.AAMETHOD OF ABORTION. (a)AAThis section

applies only to an abortion authorized under Section 171.046(a)(1) or (2) in which: (1)AAthe probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 or more weeks; or (2)AAthe probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child has not been determined but could reasonably be 20 or more weeks. (b)AAExcept as otherwise provided by Section 171.046(a)(3), physician performing an abortion under Subsection (a) shall

terminate the pregnancy in the manner that, in the physician s reasonable medical judgment, provides the best opportunity for the

H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 unborn child to survive. Sec.A171.046.AAEXCEPTIONS. (a)AAThe prohibitions and

requirements under Sections 171.043, 171.044, and 171.045(b) do not apply to an abortion performed if there exists a condition that, in the physician s reasonable medical judgment, so complicates the medical condition of the woman that, to avert the woman s death or a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, other than a psychological condition, it necessitates, as applicable: (1)AAthe immediate abortion of her pregnancy without the delay necessary to determine the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child; (2)AAthe abortion of her pregnancy even though the

post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 or more weeks; or (3)AAthe use of a method of abortion other than a method described by Section 171.045(b). (b)AAA physician may not take an action authorized under Subsection (a) if the risk of death or a substantial and

irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function arises from a claim or diagnosis that the woman will engage in conduct that may result in her death or in substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function. (c)AAThe 171.043, prohibitions and and requirements do not apply under to an Sections abortion

171.044,

171.045(b)

performed on an unborn child who has a severe fetal abnormality. Sec.A171.047.AAPROTECTION OF PRIVACY IN COURT PROCEEDINGS. (a)AAExcept as otherwise provided by this section, in a civil or

H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 party; and (3)AAthe court determines after the hearing and an in camera review that disclosure is essential to the administration of justice and there is no reasonable alternative to disclosure. Sec.A171.048.AACONSTRUCTION OF SUBCHAPTER. (a)AA This criminal proceeding or action involving an act prohibited under this subchapter, the identity of the woman on whom an abortion has been performed or induced or attempted to be performed or induced is not subject to public disclosure if the woman does not give consent to disclosure. (b)AAUnless the court makes a ruling under Subsection (c) to allow disclosure of the woman s identity, the court shall issue orders to the parties, witnesses, and counsel and shall direct the sealing of the record and exclusion of individuals from courtrooms or hearing rooms to the extent necessary to protect the woman s identity from public disclosure. (c)AAA court may order the disclosure of information that is confidential under this section if: (1)AAa motion is filed with the court requesting

release of the information and a hearing on that request; (2)AAnotice of the hearing is served on each interested

subchapter shall be construed, as a matter of state law, to be enforceable up to but no further than the maximum possible extent consistent with federal constitutional requirements, even if that construction is not readily apparent, as such constructions are authorized only to the extent necessary to save the subchapter from judicial invalidation. Judicial reformation of statutory language

H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 is explicitly authorized only to the extent necessary to save the statutory provision from invalidity. (b)AAIf any court determines that a provision of this

subchapter is unconstitutionally vague, the court shall interpret the provision, as a matter of state law, to avoid the vagueness problem and shall enforce the provision to the maximum possible extent. or its If a federal court finds any provision of this subchapter application to any person, group of persons, or

circumstances to be unconstitutionally vague and declines to impose the saving construction described by this subsection, the Supreme Court of Texas shall provide an authoritative construction of the objectionable statutory provisions that avoids the constitutional problems while enforcing the statute s restrictions to the maximum possible extent, and shall agree to answer any question certified from a federal appellate court regarding the statute. (c)AAA state executive or administrative official may not decline to enforce this subchapter, or adopt a construction of this subchapter in a way that narrows its applicability, based on the official s own beliefs about what the state or federal constitution requires, unless the official is enjoined by a state or federal court from enforcing this subchapter. (d)AAThis subchapter may not be construed to authorize the prosecution of or a cause of action to be brought against a woman on whom an abortion is performed or induced or attempted to be

performed or induced in violation of this subchapter. SUBCHAPTERAD.AAABORTION-INDUCING DRUGS Sec.A171.061.AADEFINITIONS. In this subchapter:

H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 unborn child; (B)AAremove a dead, unborn child whose death was caused by spontaneous abortion; (C)AAremove an ectopic pregnancy; or (D)AAtreat a maternal disease or illness for which a prescribed drug, medicine, or other substance is indicated. (2)AA"Abortion-inducing drug" means a drug, a medicine, or any other substance, including a regimen of two or more drugs, medicines, or substances, prescribed, dispensed, or administered with the intent of terminating a clinically diagnosable pregnancy of a woman and with knowledge that the termination will, with (1)AA"Abortion" means the act of using, administering, prescribing, or otherwise providing an instrument, a drug, a

medicine, or any other substance, device, or means with the intent to terminate a clinically diagnosable pregnancy of a woman and with knowledge that the termination by those means will, with reasonable likelihood, cause the death of the woman s unborn child. not an abortion if the act is done with the intent to: (A)AAsave the life or preserve the health of an An act is

reasonable likelihood, cause the death of the woman s unborn child. The term includes known off-label have use of drugs, medicines, properties or other are

substances

to

abortion-inducing

that

prescribed, dispensed, or administered with the intent of causing an abortion, including the Mifeprex regimen. The term does not

include a drug, medicine, or other substance that may be known to cause an abortion but is prescribed, dispensed, or administered for other medical reasons.

H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 (3)AA"Final printed label" or "FPL" means the

informational document approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for an abortion-inducing drug that: (A)AAoutlines the protocol authorized by that

agency and agreed to by the drug company applying for authorization of the drug by that agency; and (B)AAdelineates how a drug is to be used according to approval by that agency. (4)AA"Gestational age" means the amount of time that has elapsed since the first day of a woman s last menstrual period. (5)AA"Medical abortion" means the administration or use of an abortion-inducing drug to induce an abortion. (6)AA"Mifeprex regimen," "RU-486 regimen," or "RU-486" means the abortion-inducing drug regimen approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration that consists of administering mifepristone and misoprostol. (7)AA"Physician" means an individual who is licensed to practice medicine in this state, including a medical doctor and a doctor of osteopathic medicine. (8)AA"Pregnant" means the female reproductive

condition of having an unborn child in a woman s uterus. (9)AA"Unborn child" means an offspring of human beings from conception until birth. Sec.A171.062.AAENFORCEMENT Notwithstanding Section 171.005, BY the TEXAS Texas MEDICAL Board BOARD. shall

Medical

enforce this subchapter. Sec.A171.063.AADISTRIBUTION OF ABORTION-INDUCING DRUG.

H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 the (a)AAA person may not knowingly give, sell, dispense, administer, provide, or prescribe an abortion-inducing drug to a pregnant woman for the purpose of inducing an abortion in the pregnant woman or enabling another person to induce an abortion in the pregnant woman unless: (1)AAthe person who gives, sells, dispenses,

administers, provides, or prescribes the abortion-inducing drug is a physician; and (2)AAexcept as otherwise provided by Subsection (b), provision, prescription, drug or administration the protocol of the and

abortion-inducing

satisfies

tested

authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration as outlined in the final printed label of the abortion-inducing drug. (b)AAA person may provide, the prescribe, amount or administer by the the

abortion-inducing

drug

in

dosage

prescribed

clinical management guidelines defined by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Practice Bulletin as those

guidelines existed on January 1, 2013. (c)AABefore the physician gives, sells, dispenses,

administers, provides, or prescribes an abortion-inducing drug, the physician must examine the pregnant woman and document, in the woman s medical record, the gestational age and intrauterine

location of the pregnancy. (d)AAThe physician who gives, sells, dispenses, administers, provides, or prescribes an abortion-inducing drug shall provide the pregnant woman with: (1)AAa copy of the final printed label of that

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H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 abortion-inducing drug; and (2)AAa telephone number by which the pregnant woman may reach the physician, or other health care personnel employed by the physician or by the facility at which the abortion was performed with access to the woman s relevant medical records, 24 hours a day to request assistance for any complications that arise from the administration or use of the drug or ask health-related questions regarding the administration or use of the drug. (e)AAThe physician who gives, sells, dispenses, administers, provides, or prescribes the abortion-inducing drug, or the

physician s agent, must schedule a follow-up visit for the woman to occur not more than 14 days after the administration or use of the drug. At the follow-up visit, the physician must: (1)AAconfirm terminated; and (2)AAassess the degree of bleeding. (f)AAThe physician who gives, sells, dispenses, administers, provides, or prescribes the abortion-inducing drug, or the that the pregnancy is completely

physician s agent, shall make a reasonable effort to ensure that the woman returns (e). for the scheduled or the follow-up physician s visit agent under shall

Subsection

The

physician

document a brief description of any effort made to comply with this subsection, including the date, time, and name of the person making the effort, in the woman s medical record. (g)AAIf a physician gives, sells, dispenses, administers, provides, or prescribes an abortion-inducing drug to a pregnant woman for the purpose of inducing an abortion as authorized by this

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H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 section and the physician knows that the woman experiences a

serious adverse event, as defined by the MedWatch Reporting System, during or after the administration or use of the drug, the physician shall report the event to the United States Food and Drug

Administration through the MedWatch Reporting System not later than the third day after the date the physician learns that the event occurred. Sec.A171.064.AAADMINISTRATIVE Medical Board may take or disciplinary assess an PENALTY. action (a)AAThe under Chapter penalty Texas 164, under

Occupations

Code,

administrative

Subchapter A, Chapter 165, Occupations Code, against a person who violates Section 171.063. (b)AAA penalty may not be assessed under this section against a pregnant woman who receives a medical abortion. SECTIONA4.AASection 245.010(a), Health and Safety Code, is amended to read as follows: (a)AAThe rules must contain minimum standards to protect the health and safety of a patient of an abortion facility and must contain provisions requiring compliance with the requirements of Subchapter B, Chapter 171. On and after September 1, 2014, the

minimum standards for an abortion facility must be equivalent to the minimum standards adopted under Section 243.010 for ambulatory surgical centers. SECTIONA5.AASection 245.011(c), Health and Safety Code, is amended to read as follows: (c)AAThe report must include: (1)AAwhether the abortion facility at which the

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H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 statement, license; (2)AApresents to the board a license, certificate, or diploma that was illegally or fraudulently obtained; (3)AAcommits fraud or deception in taking or passing an examination; patient. SECTIONA6.AASection 164.052(a), Occupations Code, is amended to read as follows: (a)AAA physician or an applicant for a license to practice medicine commits a prohibited practice if that person: (1)AAsubmits document, or to the board in a false an or misleading for a and (9)AAthe number of previous induced abortions of the cycle; (8)AAthe number of previous live births of the patient; abortion is performed is licensed under this chapter; (2)AAthe patient s year of birth, race, marital status, and state and county of residence; (3)AAthe type of abortion procedure; (4)AAthe date the abortion was performed; (5)AAwhether the patient survived the abortion, and if the patient did not survive, the cause of death; (6)AAthe probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child [period of gestation] based on the best medical judgment of the attending physician at the time of the procedure; (7)AAthe date, if known, of the patient s last menstrual

certificate

application

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H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 purchase, (4)AAuses alcohol or drugs in an intemperate manner that, in the board s opinion, could endanger a patient s life; (5)AAcommits unprofessional or dishonorable conduct

that is likely to deceive or defraud the public, as provided by Section 164.053, or injure the public; (6)AAuses an advertising statement that is false,

misleading, or deceptive; (7)AAadvertises professional superiority or the

performance of professional service in a superior manner if that advertising is not readily subject to verification; (8)AApurchases, sells, barters, or uses, or offers to sell, barter, or use, a medical degree, license,

certificate, or diploma, or a transcript of a license, certificate, or diploma in or incident to an application to the board for a license to practice medicine; (9)AAalters, with fraudulent intent, a medical license, certificate, or diploma, or a transcript of a medical license, certificate, or diploma; (10)AAuses a medical license, certificate, or diploma, or a transcript of a medical license, certificate, or diploma that has been: (A)AAfraudulently purchased or issued; (B)AAcounterfeited; or (C)AAmaterially altered; (11)AAimpersonates or acts as proxy for another person in an examination required by this subtitle for a medical license; (12)AAengages in conduct that subverts or attempts to

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H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 with a person: (A)AAwhose license to practice medicine has been suspended, canceled, or revoked; or (B)AAwho has been convicted of the unlawful license revoked; (15)AAassociates in the practice of medicine with a to subvert an examination process required by this subtitle for a medical license; (13)AAimpersonates a physician or permits another to use the person s license or certificate to practice medicine in this state; (14)AAdirectly practice or indirectly has been employs a person whose or

medicine

suspended,

canceled,

practice of medicine in this state or elsewhere; (16)AAperforms or procures a criminal abortion, aids or abets in the procuring of a criminal abortion, attempts to perform or procure a criminal abortion, or attempts to aid or abet the performance or procurement of a criminal abortion; (17)AAdirectly or indirectly aids or abets the practice of medicine by a person, partnership, association, or corporation that is not licensed to practice medicine by the board; (18)AAperforms an abortion on a woman who is pregnant viable unborn child during the third trimester of the

pregnancy unless: (A)AAthe death of the woman; (B)AAthe viable unborn child has a severe, abortion is necessary to prevent the

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H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 induce an without irreversible brain impairment; or (C)AAthe woman is diagnosed with a significant

likelihood of suffering imminent severe, irreversible brain damage or imminent severe, irreversible paralysis; [or] (19)AAperforms an abortion on an unemancipated minor the written or consent of the or child s a parent, court managing order, as

conservator,

legal

guardian

without

provided by Section 33.003 or 33.004, Family Code, authorizing the minor to consent to the abortion, unless the physician concludes that on the basis of the physician s good faith clinical judgment, a condition exists that complicates the medical condition of the pregnant pregnancy minor to and necessitates her death the to immediate avoid a abortion serious of risk her of

avert

or

substantial impairment of a major bodily function and that there is insufficient time to obtain the consent of the child s parent, managing conservator, or legal guardian; or (20)AAperforms or induces or attempts to perform or abortion in violation of Subchapter C, Chapter 171,

Health and Safety Code. SECTIONA7.AASection 164.055(b), Occupations Code, is amended to read as follows: (b)AAThe sanctions provided by Subsection (a) are in addition to any other grounds for refusal to admit persons to examination under this subtitle or to issue a license or renew a license to practice medicine under this subtitle. The criminal penalties

provided by Section 165.152 do not apply to a violation of Section 170.002 or Subchapter C, Chapter 171, Health and Safety Code.

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H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 SECTIONA8.AAEffective September 1, 2014, Section 245.010(c), Health and Safety Code, is repealed. SECTIONA9.AAThis implication Code, or Act may not be construed to repeal, by

otherwise, 170.002,

Section and

164.052(a)(18), Safety or Code, or

Occupations any other not

Section of

Health

provision

Texas

law

regulating

restricting

abortion

specifically addressed by this Act.

An abortion that complies with An abortion that

this Act but violates any other law is unlawful.

complies with another state law but violates this Act is unlawful as provided in this Act. SECTIONA10.AA(a)AAIf some or all of the provisions of this Act are ever temporarily or permanently restrained or enjoined by judicial order, all other provisions of Texas law regulating or restricting abortion shall be enforced as though the restrained or enjoined provisions had not been adopted; provided, however, that whenever the temporary or permanent restraining order or injunction is stayed or dissolved, or otherwise ceases to have effect, the provisions shall have full force and effect. (b)AAMindful of Leavitt v. Jane L., 518 U.S. 137 (1996), in which in the context of determining the severability of a state statute regulating abortion the United States Supreme Court held that an explicit statement of legislative intent is controlling, it is the intent of the legislature that every provision, section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word in this Act, and every application of the provisions in this Act, are severable from each other. If any application of any provision in this Act to any

person, group of persons, or circumstances is found by a court to be

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H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 invalid, the remaining applications of that provision to all other persons and circumstances shall be severed and may not be affected. All constitutionally valid applications of this Act shall be

severed from any applications that a court finds to be invalid, leaving the valid applications in force, because it is the

legislature s intent and priority that the valid applications be allowed to stand alone. Even if a reviewing court finds a provision

of this Act to impose an undue burden in a large or substantial fraction of relevant cases, the applications that do not present an undue burden shall be severed from the remaining provisions and shall remain in force, and shall be treated as if the legislature had enacted a statute limited to the persons, group of persons, or circumstances for which the statute s application does not present an undue burden. The legislature further declares that it would

have passed this Act, and each provision, section, subsection, sentence, clause, of phrase, Act, or word, and of all the constitutional fact that any

applications

this

irrespective

provision, section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word, or applications of this Act, were to be declared unconstitutional or to represent an undue burden. (c)AAIf Subchapter C, Chapter 171, Health and Safety Code, as added by this Act, prohibiting abortions performed on an unborn child 20 or more weeks after fertilization is found by any court to be invalid or to impose an undue burden as applied to any person, group of persons, or circumstances, the prohibition shall apply to that person or group of persons or circumstances on the earliest date on which the subchapter can be constitutionally applied.

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H.B.ANo.A2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 (d)AAIf any provision of this Act is found by any court to be unconstitutionally vague, then the applications of that provision that do not present constitutional vagueness problems shall be severed and remain in force. SECTIONA11.AA(a)AAThe executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission shall adopt the standards required by Section 245.010, Health and Safety Code, as amended by this Act, not later than January 1, 2014. (b)AAA facility licensed under Chapter 245, Health and Safety Code, is not required to comply with the standards adopted under Section 245.010, Health and Safety Code, as amended by this Act, before September 1, 2014. SECTIONA12.AAThis Act takes effect immediately if it

receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate

effect, this Act takes effect on the 91st day after the last day of the legislative session.

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